Battery assembly will become an important part of Volvo Cars' global assembly activities in the coming years as it continues to electrify its full range. The plant in Ghent will be able to supply other production sites with important knowledge in the field of process optimization and efficiency.
Geert Bruyneel, head of Volvo Cars’ global production unit: “This is the first of Volvo’s factories to have a battery assembly unit. By testing intensively in the coming years, we will learn a lot about battery assembly.” As such, this investment also highlights Flanders’ reputation as a tried and true testing ground for innovations.
Jan Jambon, Minister-President of the government of Flanders, also attended the opening of the new Volvo unit. "Volvo Cars’ investment in this battery factory is proof that the automotive industry in Flanders has a bright future,” he says. “We can distinguish ourselves when it comes to innovative and smart technologies such as these. This factory is a role model for other companies in Flanders.”